Sen. David Vitter walked away from a woman who questioned his vote against an amendment that would have given rights to rape victims. The amendment, sponsored by Sen. Al Franken, would allow victims of rape who worked with government contractors to take their case to court instead of forcing them into arbitration.


A woman at a town hall in Baton Rouge, a rape victim herself, asked Vitter how he would have felt if it had been a member of his family that was raped. "I'm asking you Senator. What if it was your daughter who was raped? Would you tell her to be quiet and take it? Would you tell your daughter to be silent?" the woman asked.

Vitter walked out of the room without responding.

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